Color affects everything! My work is about color relationships and the energy that color can generate...paintings on silk and on canvas
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Syncing back into life as I know it--Heart Swell
Made it back from trip to AZ and even got into the studio to check out what had been going on via paintings before I left. This painting grabbed my heart and the warmth of the center swell sent me reeling again. It was a relief to dive into paint and leave the worries of the world....thinking of Japan now....behind me as colors blended. I found myself working so directly on the painting using my fingers...up close and personal.
Reason for the trip...to get son Jonah out to visit with his grandmother while she could still recognize him. I was the one who had trouble recognizing her when I entered her cottage...she has aged so, but she lit up when she saw me...with recognition still. Here she whispers and cuddles with Jonah.....another heart swell for sure.
My boy, now a man, getting his western look going. Walking in the desert was our form of relaxation.
Desert path....Martha and Jonah had time to visit while I dragged behind with camera in hand.
But there was water too! Sabino Canyon has a wonderful river. I was wading in this water when I snapped this shot. We even found noon time shade with the high canyon walls. Lovely. I could have stayed much longer but we had a meeting scheduled with the head of Mama's alzheimer's village. They wanted to check in on how we saw Mama's progression or decline....a heart swell again.
Gosh, it was beautiful, the sandy paths and how the light catches on the grasses. I was moved to take these and am so glad I've captured these to keep the memories alive.
More images to sort out....I missed posting and then since I've been back, I couldn't seem to find my way back to posting. Where to begin....well, I have begun. Thanks for sharing this with me.